United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia

Posted October 10th, 2014 at 12:00 pm.

United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia (UNA-GP) is a chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA). For more than 6 decades UNA-USA has been at the forefront of the advocacy on behalf of the UN. UNA-GP works on educating and motivating Americans to support UN causes to improve education and understanding of the UN goals and initiatives. UNA-GP looks to promote a greater commitment to internationalism, multilateral agreements, respect for international law, and more positive participation in the U.N in the US. Part of their mission includes advocacy for the development of constructive U.S. leadership. UNA-GP hopes such efforts would help U.S. and other nations to shift hundreds of billions of dollars from spending on weapons to programs serving human needs.

Volunteer roles include:

  • “Ground work, participating in events, and community interaction. This may involve anything from advertising and promoting events to general operations of UNA-GP events and activities.”
  • “Advocacy: volunteers will help promote UN activities and make local, state and national politicians and bureaucrats more UN-friendly and more global in their outlook.”
  • “Joing the UNA-GP speaker’s bureau and hosting talks on specific topics. Volunteers will be trained and asked to speak within the Philadelphia area.”
  • “Community education for global citizenship. This will involve going into classrooms and talking to students to help them understand their impact in the world and the role of the UN.”
  • “Mentorship for school students. This involves assisting students who have schoolwork on a UN topic and need a sounding board.”

Recent projects include lobby campaigns for nuclear awareness, planning for the International Day of Justice in partnership with the mayors office, and involvement in micro-banking development programs. Volunteers have also worked on summer education programs with the Philadelphia School District on lesson plans concentrated on global issues. UNA-GP is currently working on an alternative Model UN that would focus on International NGOs such as Oxfam and Red Cross.

Website: http://www.una-gp.org/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UNAGP

Contact: 1-215-241-5738, info@una-gp.org

Location: Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

*This site is accessible via public transportation from the Bryn Mawr campus. Please see transportation reimbursement policy.

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